Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
28: New Mexican Potstickers from Carlsbad Tavern
New Mexican food has a special place in our hearts, which are brimming with Southwest pride. Smoky, hot Hatch chiles, carne adovada, and cheese crisps topped with cheddar jack bring a smile to our face. When we're craving green chile in a cheeky environment, we head to Carlsbad Tavern, which takes the bat cave it's named after and runs with it. Order up a couple of apps, like their superb New Mexican Potstickers, and dine amid the quirky, plastic bat-themed decorations. The perfect destination for out-of-towners.
The New Mexican Potstickers were filled with tender shredded chicken that was lightly spiced and complemented the doughy wonton wrapper well. Packed with smoky green chile flavor and heat, these pot stickers were then doused in a creamy sweet corn sauce that had us practically licking the plate clean. Maize and green chiles with a creative twist? Bestill the beating of our native Arizonan hearts.
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